The Case of the Utility Pole Predicament

The Case of the Utility Pole Predicament

Forensic investigation reveals what caused a phone technician to get shocked, fall from a utility pole, and suffer serious injuries.

Utility poles typically feature a combination of power conductors and communication cables, such as phone or cable television. Power wiring can vary from a simple support pole to a more complex transformer pole. Workers representing each of these entities regularly climb these poles to perform installation and maintenance on their systems. Therefore, they are exposed to a variety of hazards that come with this type of work, including electric shock and burns, physical injuries, and fall

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